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Farmers Markets

Farmers markets are temporary retail establishments typically held outdoors, where farmers come to sell their produce at a specified place and time directly to the customers. With increased consumer interest in local foods, the number of farmers markets has nearly tripled in the last 15 years. Farmers markets can be a good entry-level marketing channel for beginning farmers, but competition is an important factor to consider. It is important to find a way to set your farm apart. This page has resources for farmers and farmers market leaders. It offers resources and tools for selling at farmers markets, developing or improving existing farmers markets, and increasing sales through marketing and outreach.

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